Concentrations let you individualize your BCom program and go beyond the scope of your primary option.
This concentration will expose you to the environmental, economic, and social sustainability challenges faced by today’s business leaders.
You must complete a total of 12 credits of sustainability studies from a variety of both commerce and non-commerce courses as listed below. The 12 credits also count towards fulfillment of your electives requirement.
|9 credits from:|
|COMM 386A||Business Ethics Leadership|
|COMM 386I1||Innovation and Sustainability|
|COMM 386J||Strategies for Responsible Business|
|COMM 386L2||Impact Investing: Social Finance in the 21st Century|
|COMM 460||Social and Nonprofit Marketing|
|COMM 4843||Sustainability Marketing|
|COMM 4854||Social Entrepreneurship|
|COMM 486C||Corporate Social Responsibility and Business Ethics (no longer offered)|
|COMM 486L||Sustainable and Strategic Real Estate Investment and Community Development (no longer offered)|
|COMM 4875||Environmental Management|
|COMM 495||Business and Sustainable Development (no longer offered)|
1 COMM 386I can be counted toward both the Year 4 Entrepreneurship option requirement and the Sustainability concentration. A maximum of three credits of coursework within your degree can be applied to fulfill both option and concentration requirements.
2 COMM 386L can be counted toward both the Year 4 Entrepreneurship option requirement and the Sustainability concentration. A maximum of three credits of coursework within your degree can be applied to fulfill both option and concentration requirements.
3 COMM 484 (formerly COMM 486F) can be counted toward both the Year 4 Marketing option requirement and the Sustainability concentration. A maximum of three credits of coursework within your degree can be applied to fulfill both option and concentration requirements.
4 COMM 485 (formerly COMM 386E Social Enterprise) can be counted toward both the Year 4 Entrepreneurship option requirement and the Sustainability concentration. A maximum of three credits of coursework within your degree can be applied to fulfill both option and concentration requirements.
5 Formerly COMM 486E.
|And 3 credits from courses with a social sciences or a natural sciences focus:|
|ASTU 210/EDUC 210||Global Citizenship|
|CONS 425||Sustainable Energy: Policy and Governance|
|ECON 370||Benefit-Cost Analysis and the Economics of Project Evaluation|
|ECON 371||Economics of the Environment|
|HIST 106||Global Environmental History|
|HIST 396||Environmental History of North America (not offered in 2016W)|
|PHIL 434A||Business and Professional Ethics|
|PHIL 435A||Environmentals Ethics|
|POLI 351||Environmental Politics and Policy|
|APBI 361||Key Indicators of Agroecosystem Sustainability|
|CONS 200||Foundation of Conservation|
|CONS 210||Visualizing Climate Change|
|ENVR 200||Introduction to Environmental Science|
|EOSC 212||Topics in the Earth and Planetary Sciences|
|EOSC 217||The Science and Practice of Sustainability (no longer offered)|
|EOSC 312||The Earth System and Environmental Evolution (no longer offered)|
|EOSC 314||The Ocean Environment|
|GEOG 204||Forest and Agricultural Climatology (no longer offered)|
|GEOG 310||Environment and Sustainability|
|SCIE 220||Introduction to Sustainability (no longer offered)|
Other courses that are deemed to have a strong focus in social or environmental sustainability may be used to count towards the concentration upon approval from the Undergraduate Office.
The courses for the Sustainability concentration are counted towards your elective credits. If the courses required for the Sustainability concentration overlap with the required courses in your option, only one can be counted toward both requirements.
The E-Business track will be discontinued as of May 2015, however, students who started the track prior to May 2015 (that is, have completed at least one of the required courses) will be permitted to finish it and will be eligible to receive a Certificate in E-Business.
Many of the courses that were originally part of the e-business track are no longer offered and topics are now covered throughout the BCom curriculum. Students can take e-business courses that are still being offered and count them as electives in their program, however, a Certificate in E-Business will no longer be awarded.
|COMM 335||Information Systems Technology and Development|
|And two of the following courses:|
|COMM 336||Introduction to E-Business|
|COMM 435||Developing E-Business Applications (no longer offered)|
|COMM 442||E-Business and Supply Chain Management|
|COMM 464||Digital Marketing (formerly titled E-Marketing)|
|COMM 496||E-Business Strategy (no longer offered)|
The courses for the E-Business track are counted towards your elective credits. If the courses required for the e-Business track overlap with the required courses in your option, only one can be counted toward both requirements.
Effective September 2014, the Entrepreneurship concentration will no longer be available for students entering Year 3 of the BCom program.
The information presented here is intended for students who started the concentration prior to September 2014. Students wishing to pursue studies in entrepreneurship are encouraged to complete the Entrepreneurship option.
You must complete four courses in the Entrepreneurship concentration. We recommended that you begin with the COMM 486T in Year 3 followed by three further specialized courses in Year 4.
|Entrepreneurship concentration requirements|
|Year 3 - one of the following:|
|COMM 486T1||Fundamentals of Entrepreneurship (prior to 2013 Winter Session)|
|COMM 486T2||The Economics of Entrepreneurship and Innovation (2013 Winter Session)|
1 Students who complete COMM 486T prior to the 2013 Winter Session cannot receive credit for COMM 497 (COMM 49x requirement in Year 4 must be met by taking one of COMM 491, COMM 492, or COMM 498).
2 As of September 2014, COMM 486T has been renumbered as COMM 382 for those students pursuing the Entrepreneurship option.
|Year 4 - three of the following:|
|COMM 3873||Entrepreneurial Finance|
|COMM 388||Design Strategies for Business Innovation|
|COMM 3894||Creativity in Business|
|COMM 4665||New Venture Design|
|COMM 482||New Product Development|
|COMM 486O||IT-Preneurship (1) (no longer offered as of 2014W)|
|COMM 486P||IT-Preneurship (2) (no longer offered as of 2014W)|
|COMM 486Y6||The Business Plan (no longer offered as of 2014W)|
3 This course was formerly numbered COMM 486X.
4 This course was formerly numbered COMM 486K.
5 Students must receive instructor approval to register in COMM 466 New Venture Design. It counts as one course towards the entrepreneurship concentration. BCom students can use this course to satisfy the COMM 468 requirement (3 credits) in the Marketing option and the COMM 49x requirement (3 credits equivalent to COMM 497) in Year 4. Students may receive credit for only one of COMM 466 and COMM 497.
6 Students may receive credit for only one of COMM 486Y and COMM 497. COMM 486Y may not be used to satisfy the COMM 49x requirement.
Will a concentration or a track appear on my transcript?
Neither a concentration nor a track will be noted on your transcript, but you will receive a certificate of recognition at the time of graduation.